British Steam Patriots Book

British Steam Patriots


  • Author : Keith Langston
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-02-16
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845631451

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British Steam Patriots Excerpt :

The Patriot class, often referred to as 'Baby Scots', were an immediate success displaying consistently good performance. The class was withdrawn over a two year period between 1960 and 1962 having all covered around 1.3 million miles each, unfortunately too early to be considered for preservation. The last two withdrawn were in good condition on withdrawal, but unfortunately all were scrapped.Although no Patriot in either rebuilt or unrebuilt forms survived into preservation a new 'Patriot' is under construction at the Llangollen Railway. The LMS-Patriot Project, a registered charity, is appealing for donations or regular contributions to build the new, 3 cylinder, Fowler designed, parallel boiler, 4-6-0 express passenger loco.Although mostly new, the group will use the leading wheel sets from two LMS 8F locomotives. An unrestored surviving LMS Fowler tender from Woodham Brothers Barry scrap yard will also be used for the project. The new build Patriot is being assembled at the Llangollen Railway Works, and will carry the number of the last built - LMS number 5551 or British Railways number 45551. After a public poll, the new Patriot locomotive will be named The Unknown Warrior, whose tomb is located in Westminster Abbey.The new Royal British Legion backed engine will be launched in late 2011 or early 2012 and this is the only 'official' book of the project. Containing hundreds of new, never before published photographs, British Steam - Patriot will tell the story of the engine from its original concept, follow its production throughout the building period and also its launch.The book will be endorsed by the Royal British Legion and promoted to all its members. This will be a must for all railway enthusiasts.

Black Patriots and Loyalists Book
Score: 3
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Black Patriots and Loyalists


  • Author : Alan Gilbert
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226293097

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Black Patriots and Loyalists Excerpt :

A surprising look at the roles of African Americans in the Revolutionary War: “An elegant and passionate writer, Alan Gilbert pulls no punches.”—Historian We think of the American Revolution as the war for independence from British colonial rule. But, of course, that independence actually applied to only a portion of the American population—African Americans would still be bound in slavery for nearly another century. Drawing on first-person accounts and primary sources, Alan Gilbert asks us to rethink what we know about the Revolutionary War, to realize that while white Americans were fighting for their freedom, many black Americans were joining the British imperial forces to gain theirs. Further, a movement led by sailors—both black and white—pushed strongly for emancipation on the American side. There were actually two wars being waged at once: a political revolution for independence from Britain, and a social revolution for emancipation and equality—planting the seeds for future freedom. “The personal stories of those who fought on the patriots’ side in an all-black regiment and on the loyalist side in exchange for a promise of freedom are fascinating and informative.”—Booklist

Patriots Book
Score: 4
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Patriots


  • Author : James Wesley Rawles
  • Publisher : Ulysses Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569755990

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A tale by the creator of SurvivalBlog.com imagines a world in which a cataclysmic financial crisis prompts a total collapse of American society and forces people to fend for themselves, in a story that follows a group of protagonists who make their way to a shared secure ranch in northern Idaho, where they struggle to survive against violent looting and natural hazards. Original.

The Lives and Times of the Patriots Book

The Lives and Times of the Patriots


  • Author : Edwin C. Guillet
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1968-12-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487598051

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The Lives and Times of the Patriots Excerpt :

The Lives and Times of the Patriots was first published in 1938, the centennial of the Upper Canadian Rebellion and the subsequent Patriot raids over the border from the United States. The Canadian part of the agitation for constitutional and social reform, long a subject of controversy and bitterness, is now generally considered to be, as Sir Wilfrid Laurier put it, a fight "for constitutional rights, not against the British Crown"; but very little in the American movement, allegedly in sympathy, can be justified, its aims and conduct being no better than—and often interior to—the Fenian Raids of some thirty years later. The story of the events and their consequences is unfolded from a wide coverage of source materials, and described from both Tory and Reform, Loyalist and Patriot point of view. Exciting trails and escapes from jails and forts follow one another in quick succession, and the lives and experiences of participants are traced around the world to the prison colony of Van Diemen's Land and home again, as diaries, letters, and narratives tell their story, supplemented and verified by official documents, contemporary newspapers, obituary notices, and tombstone inscriptions. Rare illustrations complement this careful account of what must be taken to be, with all its deficiencies, a notable episode in the history of human freedom.

100 Things Patriots Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die Book

100 Things Patriots Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die


  • Author : Donald Hubbard
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617495656

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100 Things Patriots Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die Excerpt :

All sports fans want to see their team win the championship but being a fan is about more than watching your team win the big game. As part of an ongoing best selling series, "100 Things Patriots" helps New England lovers get the most out of being a fan. Get ready to enjoy your team on a new, more involved, level.

Colonials and Patriots Book

Colonials and Patriots


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-10-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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The True Patriot Book
Score: 2
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The True Patriot


  • Author : Eric Liu
  • Publisher : Sasquatch Books
  • Release Date : 2012-06-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781570618703

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The True Patriot Excerpt :

Over the course of a generation, patriotism in America has been hijacked by the right and abandoned by the left. But the principles and values of true patriotism – country above self, contribution above consumption, stewardship over exploitation, freedom with responsibility, purpose through sacrifice and service, pragmatism, a fair shot for all – are inherently progressive. The True Patriot, written in the pamphleteering style of Thomas Paine (Common Sense), challenges progressives to reclaim patriotism – and spells out just how to do it. This powerful and timely "little red book" combines a manifesto, a ten-principle plan, a model speech, and a moral code. Throughout, it weaves between the words of the authors and excerpts from foundational American texts and speeches, as well as a parade of iconic American images.

Patriot Pride Book

Patriot Pride


  • Author : Troy Brown
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633192492

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A biography of one of the greatest players in New England Patriots history Spotlighting a New England sports icon, this authorized biography chronicles the extraordinary life and career of Troy Brown, the talented athlete who played 15 seasons with the New England Patriots. Brown demonstrates how his grit, hustle, and hard work endeared him to a generation of football fans. Brown's past is explored, relating how he made it through college and into the pros despite being given up on several times. His years with the Patriots are documented in detail, covering what it was like to play for Coach Belichick, why Tom Brady has been so successful, and the secrets behind his three Super Bowl wins. Traveling from his younger years in South Carolina through his college career in West Virginia and to the pinnacle of the NFL, this inspirational, rags-to-riches sports memoir will entertain, inform, and inspire football fans of all stripes, especially the hundreds of thousands of fans who support the Patriots—one of the most successful franchises in the league.

The Patriots Book
Score: 5
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The Patriots


  • Author : Winston Groom
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-12-10
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426221507

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The Patriots Excerpt :

In this masterful narrative, Winston Groom brings his signature storytelling panache to the intricately crafted tale of three of our nation's most fascinating founding fathers--Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams--and paints a vivid picture of the improbable events, bold ideas, and extraordinary characters who created the United States of America. When the Revolutionary War ended in victory, there remained the stupendous problem of how to establish a workable democratic government in the vast, newly independent country. Three key founding fathers played significant roles: John Adams, the brilliant, dour, thin-skinned New Englander; Thomas Jefferson, the aristocratic Southern renaissance man; and Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the Caribbean island of Nevis. In this complex and riveting narrative, best-selling author Winston Groom tells the story of these men--all of whom served in George Washington's first cabinet--as the patriots fundamentally responsible for the ideas that shaped the foundation of the United States. Their lives and policies could not have been more different; their relationships with each other were complex, and often rife with animosity. And yet these three men led the charge--two of them creating and signing the Declaration of Independence, and the third establishing a national treasury and the earliest delineation of a Republican party. The time in which they lived was fraught with danger; the smell of liberty was in the air, though their excitement was strained by vast antagonisms that recall the intense political polarization of today. But through it all, they managed to shoulder the heavy mantle of creating the United States of America, putting aside their differences to make a great country, once and always. Drawing on extensive correspondence, epic tales of war, and rich histories of their day-to-day interactions, best-selling author Winston Groom shares the remarkable story of the beginnings of our great nation.

Patriots Book
Score: 4
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Patriots


  • Author : David Drake
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618247377

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REVOLT ON A FRONTIER PLANET The corrupt Earth government is sending an army to Greenwood to remove the pioneers who discovered and settled the planet: the potential profits are too great to leave the world to scraggly ne'er-do-wells! Though the rugged individualists of Greenwood may be fractious and disinclined to agree on most things, the greedy politicians of Earth will learn a harsh lesson if they think the settlers won't join together to save their livelihoods and homes! Under Yerby Bannock, who never walked away from a drink or a fight, the Greenwood patriots will face thugs in the night, lawyers in a distant court, traitors in their own ranks¾ And, if they have to, a fortress built to shrug off the assault of a battlefleet! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The New England Patriots Book

The New England Patriots


  • Author : Larry Fox
  • Publisher : Macmillan Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000004692256

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Follows the Patriots from their inauspicious beginnings to their recent rebirth as one of the most formidable teams in the National Football League, highlighting the team's setbacks as well as individual and team triumphs

Bill Belichick vs  the NFL Book

Bill Belichick vs the NFL


  • Author : Erik Frenz
  • Publisher : Triumph Books
  • Release Date : 2016-10-15
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633196179

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Bill Belichick vs the NFL Excerpt :

Bill Belichick started collecting Lombardi Trophies like some people collect coasters and won his fourth Super Bowl title in 2015. No other NFL team has been as successful since Belichick became the Patriots' head coach in 2000, winning titles after the 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2014 seasons, along with Super Bowl appearances after the 2007 and 2011 seasons. But is Belichick the best NFL coach of all time? In Bill Belichick vs. the NFL, author Erik Frenz not only explains what separates Belichick from his peers and compares his accomplishments to some of the all-time legends, but tells why, if there were a Mount Rushmore of NFL coaches, Belichick's face would already be on it. From his upbringing as a coach's son to learning under Bill Parcells to creating his own coaching tree, he has established a new standard that may be unparalleled in football history.

The Dynasty Book

The Dynasty


  • Author : Jeff Benedict
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982134112

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*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Tiger Woods comes the definitive inside story of the New England Patriots—the greatest sports dynasty of the 21st century. It’s easy to forget that the New England Patriots were once the laughingstock of the NFL, a nearly bankrupt team that had never won a championship and was on the brink of moving to St. Louis. Everything changed in 1994, when Robert Kraft acquired the franchise and soon brought on board head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. Since then, the Patriots have become a juggernaut, making ten trips to the Super Bowl, winning six of them, and emerging as one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world. How was the Patriots dynasty built? And how did it last for two decades? In The Dynasty, acclaimed journalist Jeff Benedict provides richly reported answers in a sweeping account based on exclusive interviews with more than two hundred insiders—including team executives, coaches, players, players’ wives, team doctors, lawyers, and more—as well as never-before-seen recordings, documents, and electronic communications. Through his exhaustive research, Benedict uncovers surprising new details about the inner workings of a team notorious for its secrecy. He puts us in the room as Robert Kraft outmaneuvers a legion of lawyers and investors to buy the team. We listen in on the phone call when the greatest trade ever made—Bill Belichick for a first-round draft choice—is negotiated. And we look over the shoulder of forty-year-old Tom Brady as a surgeon operates on his throwing hand on the eve of the AFC Championship Game in 2018. But the portrait that emerges in The Dynasty is more rewarding than new details alone. By tracing the team’s epic run through the perspectives of Kraft, Belichick, and Brady—each of whom was interviewed for the book—the author provides a wealth of new insight into the complex human beings most responsible for the Patrio